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Episode 16: Hayes for Days

This week we recorded on location at Big Ditch Brewing Company! We feature two of their beers, Beautiful River Farmhouse Saison and Electric District Pilsner. 


Check out this episode to hear our favorite (and most likely completely untrue) story about the origin of the naming of our city: Buffalo. Also, hear a bit about how the power of the Niagara River and Niagara Falls was harnessed and where they decided to send the first dose of electricity once they flipped the switch!


(Also, wait around until about 40 minutes in, where you can hear a bit of our interview with the president of Big Ditch, Matt Kahn!)


To hear the unedited version of this episode (as well as the full interview with Matt Kahn, and more fun things coming up soon) please become one of our patrons!  https://www.patreon.com/drinkingpoints


Things mentioned in this episode:

What are Queen Cities?

The New Wonder of the World by A.E. Richmond

"You said number 11"

Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device

Buffalo buffalo buffalo...

Styrian Golding Hops


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Welcome to our first (of many) collaboration episodes with our friends, Tim and Eddie from the podcast Vinylly Friday! This week, we're drinking a beer very close to our friends' hearts, the Walter's Jelly Donut by New York Beer Project! (They provided the beer and recording space, and we provided actual jelly donuts.) In addition, we discuss important topics, such as the mullet of beers and whether a dumpling is a hat or not. We hope this episode is a (donut) hole in one!


To get the full experience of our collaboration, make sure to listen to the episode of Vinylly Friday that we star on, in which we discuss the Tragically Hip album, Day for Night!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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This week, we went "6 Days (hours) to Air" style and figured out our topic the night before from an Instagram post by Community Beer Works. So obviously we went to CBW, did some "research", and the rest was history. (History podcast, pun intended.)


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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In this episode, we're talking about one of our favorite points of Buffalo history: the Pan American Exposition. The Pan-Am had everything: state-of-the-art architecture, food and beer, a midway, music, crime and scandal... all that good stuff. (For this reason, expect future Pan-Am episodes, because we can only fit so much into one episode.) In addition, we discuss a newer style of beer being produced by two Pearl St. breweries in Buffalo! Well then, let us off at Buffalo!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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How do trains drink? They chug. Hop on the West Shore train with us this week as we talk about West Shore Brewing, a relatively new brewery in Clarence, NY! This brewery was suggested to us by a survey participant, and it did NOT disappoint! Our research this week took us into the Rare Books Room of the Central Library (how fancy!) Since we weren't able to drink West Shore Beers during our recording, we chose something else that seemed to fit the bill. All aboard!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Well...we're not sure how to say this lightly, but we're releasing this episode on a day where a lot of people celebrate a certain plant. (I guess that's a good way to put it lightly.) This plant shares a lot of similarities with another plant, which, if you enjoy drinking beer like we do, you know we're talking about hops! One of the major similarities is the prohibition of the substances that these plants are found in, and in this episode, we'll be talking in detail about the prohibition of alcohol! And since we're a Buffalo podcast, we'll of course talk a bit about Buffalo's role during the prohibition! So join us, and remember to drink responsibly, which means you've gotta drink local!


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After 11 episodes, we decided to throw in a revisit and show some more love for Big Ditch Brewing Company. This week we cover a ton a Erie Canal history and a bunch of different Big Ditch brews! What can you expect from this weeks episode? Learn about the sources of many Big Ditch beer names, hear some Erie Canal fun facts that we left out of Episode 1, and find out which naysayer Dewitt Clinton called out on his s#!t talking! As an added bonus, enjoy learning some Canalese from Haley. Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade

       
Take me out to the brewery, take me out with the crowd, buy me some pretzels and a six pack, I don't care if I never get back... This week, we're celebrating the opening week of baseball by talking about a brewery located in the (supposed) birthplace of baseball--well, at the least--the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame: Cooperstown, NY! Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade

       
Cześć! Today we're celebrating Dyngus Day! What is Dyngus Day, you ask? Well, you've gotta listen to find out! In addition, tune in to hear Haley butcher the Polish language and Troy talk about eating weird pickled things. Oh yeah, and we talk about Dyngus Day-related beer and liquor, too. Na zdrowie! Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade

       
Everybody get your “fun” meters out because the fun level in this episode is off the charts, so much that this episode was almost labeled “The Fun Episode”. So why are we talking about the many amusement parks and attractions that have meant family fun for generations of Western New Yorkers? Take a listen to find out! Oh, you’re curious about what beer we’re featuring this week? We’re not coming right out and saying it, but Haley latched onto the name of the brew and it snowballed into this entire episode! Cheers! Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade We have a website: http://drinkingpoints.com Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @drinkingpoints If you shop on amazon, use our amazon affiliate link: https://www.amazon.com/?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=drinkingpoint-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=f730c29cf63fd7695d7a441c2c1c9fd8&camp=1789&creative=9325

       
Sorry to disappoint--this episode is about the First Ward, NOT Old First Ward Brewing. (We'll get there!) Regardless, this is our St. Patrick's Day episode! So naturally, we're talking about the Irish impact on Buffalo, and the neighborhood where they set their roots. Also we're drinking Irish-style beers, so there's that. (And no, not green beer.) Are you Irish? Who cares! Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's day. Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade We have a website: http://drinkingpoints.com Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @drinkingpoints If you shop on amazon, use our amazon affiliate link: https://www.amazon.com/?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=drinkingpoint-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=f730c29cf63fd7695d7a441c2c1c9fd8&camp=1789&creative=9325 Thanks for listening!

       
Listen up you hosers. This week we're going over the border to talk about our friends to the north, Canada, and more specifically, Hamilton, Ontario. So come inside, put on some dry socks (ya gotta hate those soakers, am I right?) and crack open that two-four and listen to us talk about some history and Collective Arts Brewing. Music: "Low Bridge" by Rust Belt Brigade We have a website: http://drinkingpoints.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook: @drinkingpoints If your shopping on Amazon, use our affiliate link: https://www.amazon.com/?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=drinkingpoint-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=f730c29cf63fd7695d7a441c2c1c9fd8&camp=1789&creative=9325

       
Hey, is this episode 6? Why yes, I believe it is! In this episode, we talk about some exciting news in Buffalo; as well as discuss the rise, fall and Resurgence of Buffalo beer. Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade We have a website: http://drinkingpoints.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @drinkingpoints And if you need (or want) to buy something on Amazon use the Amazon link on our website to give us help with beer money!

       
In this episode, we're drinking 12 Gate's New England IPA, Automail, and we get our questions answered straight from the source. Also, we get reeeal nerdy. Get ready! Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and like our Facebook page @drinkingpoints! We have a website: http://drinkingpoints.com And if you need to buy something on Amazon(or maybe you just want to, that's cool too)use the Amazon link on our website to give us help with beer money!

       
This is Episode 4! Today we're drinking Southern Tier beers, and we welcome our first guest, our novice home brewing friend(and Haley's uncle) Ryan! Why the hell not? Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade We have a website: http://drinkingpoints.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @drinkingpoints! And let us know what you think! Leave us a review and rating on your preferred podcast app!

       
Welcome to Episode 3! We're just gonna warn you; we're drinking a dark beer today, so the history gets a little dark--you might need a drink for this one. Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade

       
In this episode, we take a trip down the 90 to our friend to the east: Rochester. We went for the beers--but ended up starting with liquor-- and then drinking beers. We call it: the flight of Railroad St. Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade

       
Welcome to episode one of Drinking Points: A history podcast brewed for your enjoyment! This episode features Big Ditch Brewing Co. and their Low Bridge blonde ale; and if we're discussing Big Ditch in any episode, you know we're dropping some serious Erie Canal knowledge! Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade

       

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